Saturday, 29 January 2022

Allsorts Week #661

 I was lucky enough to have won a lovely prize in the Grand Snippets Christmas Draw and before I stow it away in the 'Christmas Box' I thought I'd have a little play.  I've used it to make this card for the Allsorts Challenge where the theme is **anything goes with an option to use a stencil**.  I started with a square of blue card and stencilled some darker blue snowflakes randomly over the whole area.  You may have guessed that my prize was the word die which I've cut using some silver 'no shed' glitter card and I also die cut a little snowflake to pop into the corner.  I think this die will be great for batch making if time is pressing although I have to admit this method isn't favourite with me as I rarely make more than one card of the same design.  I can see myself using the die with a selection of different background techniques.  Some great inspiration on the Allsorts Blog, well worth taking a look and playing along.

Background - stencil which came free with a magazine
Words - Memory Box die
Snowflake - another magazine freebie I think


  1. Hi Val

    LOVE this Christmas card made with your Playground Prize (congrats BTW).

    Your pretty snowy stencilled background is perfect to show off your new die.

    (With my DT hat on, I'd like to thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.)

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. I am like you I rarely if ever make the same card twice but this frame lends itself to make up in so many different ways and styles. I like your blue theme here. Hugs mrs A.

  3. A pretty card and the stencilling has been nicely combined with the dies, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Love the way you used your prize Val, the blue stencilling is so pretty, and the silver gives it some Xmas bling xxx

  5. Lovely Christmas card using your new die it was a very useful win


  6. Hi Val,
    what a wonderful stencilled backround and a wonderful stencil used.
    The colours look fab and the glittery sentiment and frame are super also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Congrats on your win and you've used your prize to create a fantastic card! Love those blue snowflakes with the silver!

  8. Gorgeous card, Val. I love the blue and silver together. xx

  9. What a really pretty card love the colours you have used. Thanks for taking the time to join us over at Allsorts. We hope to see you agan soon. Alison DT

  10. A beautiful card made with your win Val. I love the blue and silver combination.

    Sue xx

  11. Very pretty card and love that die you ahve used. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.
    Pauline xx

  12. So lovely.

  13. I thought I recognised that die Val, and you have made a very pretty card with it. I love the stencilled snowflakes and the die cut from silver glitter card which looks wonderful..a great colour combination. x